Osceola County, FL

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Population

352,180

4.81% growth

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$49,762

3.25% decline

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Number of Employees

165,782

6.14% growth

Median Property Value

$197,900

7.03% growth

About

In 2017, Osceola County, FL had a population of 352k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $49,762. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Osceola County, FL grew from 336,015 to 352,180, a 4.81% increase and its median household income declined from $51,436 to $49,762, a -3.25% decrease.

The population of Osceola County, FL is 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White Alone, and 9.37% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Osceola County, FL speak a non-English language, and 89.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Osceola County, FL are Technical Education Center-Osceola (305 degrees awarded in 2016), Academy of Career Training (129 degrees), and Johnson University Florida (63 degrees).

The median property value in Osceola County, FL is $197,900, and the homeownership rate is 63.8%. Most people in Osceola County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Osceola County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Osceola County, FL employs 166k people. The largest industries in Osceola County, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (25,927 people), Retail Trade (24,157 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (17,341 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,769), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,741), and Information ($51,425).

Median household income in Osceola County, FL is $49,762. Males in Osceola County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Osceola County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,762

2017 value

± $3,859

-3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 9.36%

Households in Osceola County, FL have a median annual income of $49,762, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,436 in 2016, which represents a -3.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Osceola County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 432.02

  2. Census Tract 408.03

  3. Census Tract 431

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Osceola County, FL was Census Tract 432.02 with a value of $91,250, followed by Census Tract 408.03 and Census Tract 431, with respective values of $75,399 and $73,269.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Osceola County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Osceola County, FL (57.4k out of 323k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    40,971 ± 1,997

  2. Hispanic

    35,019 ± 1,873

  3. Black

    7,646 ± 877

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Osceola County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

166k

2017 Value

± 10,023

6.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Osceola County, FL grew at a rate of 6.14%, from 156k employees to 166k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Osceola County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (23,194 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,862 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (18,320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Osceola County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Osceola County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (23,194 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,862 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (18,320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.88 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.88 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Osceola County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,333), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,570), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,878).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

166k

2017 Value

± 10,023

6.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Osceola County, FL grew at a rate of 6.14%, from 156k employees to 166k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Osceola County, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (25,927 people), Retail Trade (24,157 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (17,341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Osceola County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Osceola County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Osceola County, FL, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (25,927 people), Retail Trade (24,157 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (17,341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, FL has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.31 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.04 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Osceola County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($88,769), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,741), and Information ($51,425).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85% of the population of Osceola County, FL has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 8.47% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Osceola County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, FL see 2250 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.618% decrease from the previous year (2264 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3692 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 769 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,250 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, FL see an average of 2,250 patients per year. This represents a 0.618% decrease from the previous year (2,264 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Osceola County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15%

Uninsured

38%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

8.47%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

2.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Osceola County, FL grew by 16.8% from 12.8% to 15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Osceola County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Osceola County, FL is home to a population of 352k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.4% of Osceola County, FL residents were born outside of the country (64.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Osceola County, FL is composed of 189k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.7%), 113k White Alone residents (32.1%), 33k Black or African American Alone residents (9.37%), 7.94k Asian Alone residents (2.25%), 4.86k Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 2.72k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.771%), 989 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.281%), and 551 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.156%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Osceola County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Osceola County, FL was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Osceola County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Osceola County, FL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

64.8k people

17.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

59.8k people

As of 2017, 18.4% of Osceola County, FL residents (64.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Osceola County, FL was 17.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

89.2%

2017 Citizenship

92.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.2% of Osceola County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Osceola County, FL was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    189k ± 12.2k

  2. White Alone

    113k ± 677

  3. Black or African American Alone

    33k ± 2.43k

In 2017, there were 1.67 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (189k people) in Osceola County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 113k White Alone and 33k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Osceola County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Osceola County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Osceola County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Osceola County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,690 ± 1,310

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,908 ± 1,215

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,222 ± 1,215

Osceola County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Osceola County, FL awarded 524 degrees. The student population of Osceola County, FL is skewed towards women, with 591 male students and 756 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Osceola County, FL are Hispanic or Latino (240 and 45.9%), followed by White (168 and 32.1%), Black or African American (82 and 15.7%), and Asian (18 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Osceola County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Technical Education Center-Osceola (305 and 58.2%), Academy of Career Training (129 and 24.6%), and Johnson University Florida (63 and 12%).

The most popular majors in Osceola County, FL are Criminal Justice - Police Science (57 and 10.9%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (50 and 9.54%), and Phlebotamy Technician (38 and 7.25%).

The median tuition costs in Osceola County, FL are $13,200 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Osceola County, FL was Nail Specialist & Manicurist with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Osceola County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 305 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$13,200

Median Private

In 2016, the Osceola County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Technical Education Center-Osceola with 305 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

185

Degrees Awarded to Men

339

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Osceola County, FL, which is 0.546 times less than the 339 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    240 degrees awarded

  2. White

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    82 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Osceola County, FL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 240 degrees mean that there were 1.43 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 168 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Osceola County, FL was $197,900 in 2017, which is 0.909 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $184,900 to $197,900, a 7.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Osceola County, FL is 63.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Osceola County, FL have an average commute time of 32.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Osceola County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,762

Median Household Income

± $3,859

102k

Number of Households

± 6,387

In 2017, the median household income of the 102k households in Osceola County, FL declined from $49,762 from the previous year's value of $51,436.

The following chart displays the households in Osceola County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$197,900

2017 Median

± $6,961

$184,900

2016 Median

± $9,354

In 2017, the median property value in Osceola County, FL grew to to $197,900 from the previous year's value of $184,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Osceola County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Osceola County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Osceola County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Osceola County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.8% of the housing units in Osceola County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Osceola County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Osceola County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Osceola County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Osceola County, FL have a longer commute time (32.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.71% of the workforce in Osceola County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Osceola County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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